Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The eggs they are a cookin'

The egg farm is busy! I have done 3 full days of stims so far, and one additional day of menopur (I do the Gonal F and Lupron in the evenings). I had my first follie check this morning. My little ovaries sure have been busy!

Dr M measured about 11 follicles on one side and about 9 on the other. Some of them were still pretty small, at 4 mm or so, but the largest one was at 9.5, and the closest smaller ones were at 8, 7.5 and 7 etc. Dr M. was a little concerned that the one that was at 9.5 COULD show a tendency of gaining dominance, but he said a lot would depend on the blood results. 

CCRM called back and said my blood work looked fine, E2 was at 162, and P4 was at 0.2. They want me to continue with the same dose - 75 iu Menopur, 150 iu Gonal F, 5 units Lupron, and Dexamethasone. 

I have to admit I was freaking out the whole time after the u/s visit till the phone call from CCRM. I was thinking I had spoken too soon when I said my body responds well to meds, and I was thinking "I knew it!! The low dose is what's messing everything up!" and I was imagining them calling and saying "OK, never mind, you have one dominant follicle and we are canceling your IVF!" 

I asked them if the one larger follicle was anything to worry about (even though it's really only 1.5 mm bigger than the next smaller one). The nurse said that in their perspective, it's not. She said everything looks good. 

DH says I am genetically tuned to worry. He thinks my brain NEEDS a reason to worry, and if there isn't anything to worry about, THAT becomes the reason. It's like a homing device in my brain - whirring around, looking for the worry objective! 

OK - I just wanted to update you guys on today's progress. I need to pack and do 1 million things before tomorrow, so I'd better get off my butt now. 

I will try and post an update once we reach Denver tomorrow night, but if I don't get to, and if I don't "talk" to you any more this year, here's wishing you a fantastic new year! May 2009 bring you and your family peace, joy, fulfilled dreams and much more! 

Hugs to you all - and thank you from the bottom of my heart for holding my hand and helping me keep my sanity (or what's left of it!) 

Mmmmwwwwaaaah to all of you!


Anonymous said...

Good luck on your trip.
I have the same problem with worrying, my husband thinks I am crazy sometimes :)It is just part of my DNA as well!

margelina said...

Wow, look at all your follies!! That is such good news! I am so excited for you!! Have a safe trip to Denver and an awesome New Years!! I'll be thinking of you and praying that everything keeps going as it should!! Can't wait to hear all the updates!! big giant (((((hugs)))))

Jackie. said...

Your ovaries are working overtime! They have some serious job security.

Wishing you lots of love and fun this new year!!!!

Jewels said...

Happy New Year to you too.
And FX for fabulours results (grow follies - grow!! All of you!!) =D

Anonymous said...

If you can, try to leave your worry behind you for just a few more days and trust the good doctors. You're doing well and you're on your way! Good luck in Denver. I'll be praying for a great retrieval!

Chhandita said...

Wonderful numbers girl... Have a great trip to Denver and am SURE 2009 is going to be your year!!!

bunny said...

I am so glad things are going well. I'm a worry-er too, and then I worry about worrying so much. Arrgh.

I hope you have safe travels, and a safe and retrieval of many, many eggs.

DAVs said...

I think it all sounds great. When I had 21 follicles after four days of stims my E2 was 2600. WAY TOO HIGH, it even freaked CCRM out. So I think everything sounds in range for you.

Miss Tori said...

Glad things are a stewin' in them thar ovaries. :-) Look forward to having you as a neighbor, even if for only a few days. Best of luck at CCRM. Can't wait to hear how it all goes.

Courtney said...

Hey Nikki! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to hear your updates from Denver, and I'm hoping that 2009 is your best year yet...big hugs!

Elle Charlie said...

This all sounds like great news! I can imagine you are worried - I am similarly genetically wired! And it's hard to be too optimistic, which just gives you more to lose, you know? But objectively it sounds like optimism is in order - I hope you can enjoy feeling good about all that very good news!

Happy New Year!

Shelby said...

Go, go, gadget eggs! Sounds like great results so far. It's a good thing they have you on a lower dose or we'd be looking at 30 eggs again, lol. And much luck for Denver! I'll be thinking of you as the new year rolls in!

Dora said...

That's a great response for 3 days! How could you not worry? There's so much invested in this process!

Awaiting your reports from Denver.

xoxo! Happy New Year!

Clio said...

a friend of mine once said that I was a professional worrier. That people should pay me to worry for them. :D
So, I totally get you.
however, it's best to put all that mind power to something more productive. focus on follies growing at even rates, everything going smooth...
I'm keeping you in my thoughts. Have a good trip.

Lisa said...

Sounds like they are really cooking!!! Be safe traveling and I am really hoping for you.

Happy New Year.

MamaSoon said...

Just found your blog. I am a CCRMer too. Waiting on CGH results.

I wanted to wish you a happy new year and a great cycle.

Mo and Will said...

Hope your trip is going well and that your follies are continuing to progress nicely - you've got a lot growing there girl! Keep updating us!

And thanks for your recent comments on my blog.

Happy 2009 - hoping this is the year (and the cycle) that you bring a baby home!